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Obesity : A Reference Handbook (Revised) (Hardcover) (Judith S. Stern)

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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in countries like the United States. This book provides a comprehensive summary of obesity in America and around the world, discussing the causes and proposing ways to help stem the tide and to help those who are overweight.

• Provides clear, easy-to-understand, and useful information for general readers who want to learn more about the history and current events concerning obesity

• Includes a Perspectives chapter that enables readers to hear voices from a range of individuals who are concerned with obesity, such as medical professionals and fat acceptance activists

• Presents real-world strategies and solutions that readers can apply—and benefit from—in their own lives

• Includes excerpts of key documents from the National Institutes of Health; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and the U.S. Surgeon General that inform how we as a society view, prevent, and treat obesity

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in countries like the United States. This book provides a comprehensive summary of obesity in America and around the world, discussing the causes and proposing ways to help stem the tide and to help those who are overweight.


? Provides clear, easy-to-understand, and useful information for general readers who want to learn more about the history and current events concerning obesity

? Includes a Perspectives chapter that enables readers to hear voices from a range of individuals who are concerned with obesity, such as medical professionals and fat acceptance activists

? Presents real-world strategies and solutions that readers can apply?and benefit from?in their own lives

? Includes excerpts of key documents from the National Institutes of Health; the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and the U.S. Surgeon General that inform how we as a society view, prevent, and treat obesity

Edition: Revised
Number of Pages: 362
Genre: Health + Wellness
Series Title: Contemporary World Issues
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
Author: Judith S. Stern
Language: English
Street Date: October 13, 2015
TCIN: 18849185
UPC: 9781440838040
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2433
$60.99

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